Putting habitus to work in research on how coaches learn through experience: Identifying a coaching habitus

Taylor & Francis
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Pierre Bourdieu and Physical Culture, 2014, pp. 65 - 73
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Introduction The use of habitus in the coaching literature has been helpful for understanding how experience shapes coaching practice but the use of it to generate and analyze data in empirical research is very limited (Hassanin and Light 2013) where it is used as ‘an explanation of data rather than as a way of working with it’ (Reay 2004: 440). With one exception (Light and Evans 2010) the use of habitus in the coaching literature has been limited to an explanatory role or layered over analysis rather than being operationalized (see, for example, Taylor and Garratt 2010).
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